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Wasabi Yellowfin Tuna Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Wasabi Yellowfin Tuna

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"My boyfriend and I are trying to find more ways to eat healthy. This tuna steak absolutely hits the spot. In short, it makes a perfect meal when served with brown rice and Chinese-style veggies."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    25 mins


  1. Mix together the mayonnaise, wasabi paste, five-spice powder, and 1 tablespoon soy sauce in a small bowl.
  2. Lay the tuna fillets into a glass baking dish. Pour the rice vinegar and 1 tablespoon soy sauce over the tuna. Spread the mayonnaise mixture evenly over both sides of each piece of fish. Cover the dish and refrigerate 15 to 30 minutes.
  3. Prepare a skillet with cooking spray and place over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the sesame seeds evenly over both sides of the fillets. Lay the tuna gently into the skillet. Grill to desired level of doneness, about 2 minutes per side for medium-rare. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 17, 2010

Excellent! This is a high-end gourmet quality feast. But, the directions need tweaking. I made this last nite for 2 girlfriends. I made the sause: used 6 tble. lite mayo, 2 teas. of wasabi, 1 tble. soya, I didn't use any other spice, mixed all well, reserve in small bowl. I marinated the filets in 1 tble. soya and 1 tble. rice vinegar, both sides, brushed mayo mixture on top, flipped over and brushed mayo on other side, covered and refrigerated for 30 min. No longer. Toasted seasame seeds, 8 tble. set aside on a small plate. To cook fish, I heated no-stick pan sprayed with baking spray on medium meat. Place fish filet, one at a time on seasames to coat, brushed with the mayo on other side and coated that side. Then into the pan. We like tuna med. rare so I cooked for 2 min. per side, for fish that was 1 1/2 inches thick. When fish is done put on serving plate. In same pan, I added leftover mayo mixture, there is lots, as I just brushed on to marinate (both sides) before marinating. I quickly heated reserved up and spread 1 tble. of this to top side of cooked tuna, and served immediately. The sesame seeds browned beautifly and stayed on fish. I would also like to try this using a good quality balsamic vinegar instead of the rice vinegar.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 03, 2009

This was just okay for us. Like someone else said, the sauce didn't really stay on the fish. Plus, the five-spice had a strong licorice flavor that I wasn't crazy about. Next time I'll try less spice and make extra sauce to spoon over the fish after it's done so its not so dry.

Oct 10, 2012

My favorite selection at the Cheesecake factory is their Wasabi Crusted Ahi Tuna. I bought a bag of individual servings of frozen Mahi Mahi at Costco hoping to find a recipe like this in allrecipes. It's not exactly like Cheesecakes, but close enough. Yum yum yum! My husband and daughter kept telling me how good it tasted. I didn't add the five spice, and since I love wasabi added extra. That's something that can easily be played around with. I also doubled the first ingredients so I would have enough to re-apply before I was ready to cook. After re-applying one side I then coated with panko crumbs and did the same on the other side. Oh so good! Thanks for sharing Jennifer!

Nov 05, 2009

Was delicious. I doubled the sauce and after marinating the tuna, I cooked up the sauce and served it over top of the fish. My husband and his friend were licking the plate.

Jan 14, 2010

I did what others suggested and doubled the sauce (step 1). I also only made about half as much tuna, so the sauce was plentiful and really gave the tuna good flavor. I will say that the flavor was most overwhelmingly form the Chinese 5 Spice Powder, I didn't taste the wasabi at all really. But the taste ended up being very authentic, similar to dishes I've had in China. And it is super easy! I would make it again exactly like I did before.

Jul 16, 2010

DELICIOUS! Excellent! I substitute the tuna for Mahi Mahi and I only had 2 filletes but used the same amount of ingredients for the sauce and it was PERFECT. Wasabi taste was definitely on my fish after cooking it on the skillet. I also just cooked it sushi grade for just 1 min and a half each side. I served it with a macaroni pasta with peas, shredded carrots and scallions just tossed on little olive oil, it made the flavored balanced well and avoid concentrate on the saltiness of the fish (soy sauce). Hubby loved it. Big 5 STARS!

Dec 31, 2008

Made this as 2 servings for my husband and I. Served with rice and oriental vegetables. Yum!

Jun 18, 2011

Instead of Yellowfin Tuna, I substituted it for Tilapia and flash fried each filet. It was realy good. I served the fish topped with fresh scallions chopped and squeezed lemon juice on top. Yum! Will make again.


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  • Calories
  • 234 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 5.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 77 mg
  • 26%
  • Fat
  • 4.4 g
  • 7%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 41.1 g
  • 82%
  • Sodium
  • 439 mg
  • 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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